Friday, January 20, 2017

How to get passport, visa, OCI, PAN card photos?

How to get passport, visa, OCI, PAN card photos?

  1. Take photo(s) with your phone camera or an actual camera in good (natural) lighting conditions against plain white or light colored background. Check our FAQs section and these tips for taking better photos at home. Click here to know more about taking good photo(s) for passport or visa.
  2. Send us your photo(s) for pre-approval. You can pay right after sending you photos or you can pay aftere we confirm your photo(s) are okay to convert into valid passport or pisa pictures.
  3. Make payment on the link we send you in email. We will start processing your photo(s) within an hour or two after your payment received.
  4. Get your processed photos for your legal documents like passport, visa, OCI, Indian PAN card, etc. applications. You can get your photos by three different options (check our FAQs).
    • Get photos in email. We send you 4x6inch ready-to-print photo sheet which will contain 6 or 8 passport/visa photos. Why 4x6 inch?
    • Pick up photos from your local Walgreens / CVS / Target / Walmart store. See how our photo pickup service works.
    • We send your photos to your address via mail service. But you will have to wait 7-8 days for the photos to reach you in mail. So if you want to get photos urgently, we do not recommend this option.

Why should I pay instead of using free service?

Good question! Because, in our experience, most of the photos taken by non-professional photographers need manual enhancement/fixing with regards to photo background, removing red-eye, fixing exposure and/or removing shadows created by flash. So we manually process each and every photo to make sure you get the best possible passport or visa photos for your legal documents.

What are the benefits of ordering passport or visa photos online?

  • Save Money: Why spend $11 for 2 photos at your local Walgreens or CVS Pharmacy? Order with us 6 passport photos for any country, in any size for only $7.95. Order 12 photos for only $11.95!
  • Convenience: Get photos mailed to your home or office or pick them up at your local Walgreens, CVS, Target or Walmart store anywhere in the USA or Canada (Walmart stores only) within a day. Need photos for the entire family? You can order photos for them without leaving your home.
  • Passport Photos for any country, in any size: 2x2 inch, 35x45mm, 33x48mm, 35x35mm, 35x50mm, 4x5 cm, or in any size as such.
  • Photos for Babies, newborns or toddlers. Newborns and babies often fall sleep when brought to the studio or some may be too young to keep head straight or eyes open. We are a lifesaver for most parents. Take photos of your child in your home at the most convenient time and we will make passport photos that will be amazingly beautiful and compliant with all government requirements.
  • We deliver world-wide. Army, Navy personnel stationed abroad or for people on the move: For USA citizens posted abroad or studying overseas, or for citizens of any country, we can help you with passport or visa photos for any country in any size.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

OCI Photos (Overseas Citizenship of India)- Digital images for photo and for signature

OCI Photos (Overseas Citizenship of India)- Digital image

We provide digital as well as printed OCI photos for "Overseas Citizenship of India" applicants. Recently, Indian consulates have started asking for digital photo in jpg or jpeg format that is (1) less than 30KB in file size, (2) aspect ratio of 1:1, and (3) are between 300x300 to 900x900 pixels. We can help you with digital image which you can upload with your OCI application online. At the time of ordering, please select OCI and country as India OCI Digital. If you want to order printed photos too, you can for 1 person/12 photos and provide store address for pick up.
To order digital image for OCI (with or without printed photos), please click on this link.
If you are paying for 1 person/12 photos, we will help you format your signature or thumb print free of charge.

Digital Image submission details for applicants applying for OCI-Card
1. It is mandatory to upload Applicant's image and Applicant's signature image during OCI-Registration
2. Both the images must be in jpeg or jpg format, with max size 200kb.
3. The height and width specifications of Applicant Photo are as follows:
       The minimum dimensions are 200 pixels (width) x 200 pixels (height). 
       The maximum dimensions are 900 pixels (width) x 900 pixels (height).

4. The height and width specifications of Signature Photo are as follows:
       The minimum dimensions are 200 pixels (width) x 67 pixels (height). 
       The maximum dimensions are 900 pixels (width) x 300 pixels (height).

5. Kindly be ready with both these images before starting the registration process.

Monday, June 20, 2016

City of Malibu harasses citizens with parking tickets. Makes public feel hate for police.

Check the following link for some background:

Excessive Traffic Tickets: Hurting the Middle Class Again​" at the link below!

#CityofMalibu is unique. For sake of money, it issues excessive parking violations and fines innocent citizens with money. This augments public's hate for police.
Malibu police is the most liberal LOL in penalizing citizens #MalibuParkingtickets IMHO. Many of the reasons they issue ticket for are perfect candidates for just warnings. For sake of 'FREE' money, city encourages tickets but this is not free money. This makes public frustrated and angry. Police is supposed to be at service of public- not to be used by city councils as revenue machines!
I have two personal examples. I am angry at laws, and policing being practiced in our nation.

1) First time, it happened last year! I went to the Zuma beach and after some scouting, I found a free parking spot on a busy summer afternoon. When I came back, there was citation by City of Malibu that I was missing front license plate! I really expected that Police would put a gentle reminder and not force me to pay $58!! Malibu city, your police department is really well trained to find avenues to generate money for the city! You know what? I hate you! This makes me hate police in general! I pay lot of taxes to Federal, State, County and cities but the way you treat me as a criminal makes me angry at you! If I had parked in paid parking lot, I am sure your police would not go to every car to check front license plates and issue tickets! I know this for sure because I had parked same car many times and your police never gave me ticket. You guys get annoyed because people try to find free parking to save some bucks!

2) Few days back, this happened again. In June 2016. Again, on a busy summer day when people rush to beaches for coolness. The parking I had done did not obstruct any one or violate any sign that restricted parking. I had parked along with hundred other cars!
I had found a clear safe parking spot. I made sure there was no "No Parking signs" or parking restrictions. However, the city trained traffic police found a reason that only "Parallel Parking was allowed" and gave me a ticket. I swear I walked reasonable distance in every direction to make sure there is no sign that prohibits my parking!
See the image below. As there was clear area to park without obstruction any one, it should be legal to park there. Also there was No "No parking" or "parallel Parking only" sign nearby.
Malibu parking citations are insane

2A) There is a fence in the front. Car parked here does not create inconvenience to anyone. Also, there is no straight access to beach because of fence in front.
2B) The car is completely off the road.

Malibu parking ticket
2C) See images. There are cars allowed with "Straight Parking" next to the parking spot.
As you can see, there are cars already allowed to park "Not Parallel"

As you can see, there are cars already allowed to park "Not Parallel"

2D) City is intentionally using laws to generate revenue and harass innocent citizens. Malibu city is notorious to harass citizens with penalties when poor residents try to save money by using free parking spots.
2E) 2 families can park car safely by parking "not parallel" instead of only one family parking parallel.

Here is my request.
1) Put a No Parking sign there if you think parking here creates any issue, or inconvenience to general public OR stop issuing tickets for people who park in these 2 spots!
2) Do not make public hate police. Do not use police to generate revenue for City councils. #PoliceBrutality is a national issue. Please do not worsen it by harassing law abiding citizens for sake of money for city governments! If needed, issue Warnings!